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A 20-year-old female asked:

How can i treat estrogen dominance? bcp don't really help me. can i try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should i try?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Is this a problem?: Estrogen dominance in the face of normal menstrual cycles is NOT a medical problem that requires treatment. If your periods are irregular or prolonged, then see a GYN MD and find out why and if treatment is needed it will be medically supervised.
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Last updated May 3, 2016

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